My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Perfection



One of my silly little resolutions was to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe this year. I have about 7 different ones that I really like, but don't absolutely luuuuuvvvve. I didn't realize that I would find it so quickly, though.
Okay so back step a bit...I have 207 blogs bookmarked on my computer. 207 people!!!! It was getting pretty ridiculous that I was trying to keep up so many...too many. I had a ton for scrapbook, crafts, quilters, bargains and recipes. Ian introduced me to google reader that I can keep track through my gmail account. It is wonderful! I was wanting to do the whole new blogger thing on my blog where it updates who has updated theirs most recently. But then what do I do with the ones that are just bookmarked on my computer that I didn't want to actually add to my blog? It was just getting too hairy. It took me a couple of hours to organize them in google reader, but now it's SO NICE! I highly recommend you doing that and if you have any questions just let me know! And for a quick plug for gmail...if you do not have gmail, you must live under a rock and also have not read Twilight! GET a gmail account, people! None of this hotmail or heaven forbid a yahoo account! And if I haven't already used enough exclamations throughout this tangent...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There, I feel better!
SOOOOOOooooo, back to the recipe. As I was going through and linking up some of these blogs, a certain post caught my eye. Sharon got it from another blog, who got it from another blog and so on. I tracked it back and this recipe comes from America's Test Kitchen. Ian and I used to watch this show on PBS on Saturday afternoons years ago. I actually found out how to make the perfect boiled eggs on there. No more nasty green ring.

What was I blogging about again? Oh, yeah. PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am telling you...delish! I usually stay away from recipes that involve sifting the dry ingredients and all that garb, but this one is not as high matentence as it looks.

2 cups plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted cooled until warm
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chip

1. Adjust oven racks to upper & lower -middle positions; heat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Whisk dry ingredients together; set aside.
3. With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined.
4. Beat in egg, yolk and vanilla until combined.
5. Add dry ingredients; beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chips.
6. Roll 1/2 cup dough into ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull into 2 equal halves. Place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving room between each ball.
7. Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy.
8. Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking and place on wire rack to cool.

**It makes about 14 very large and scrumptious cookies. I cooked mine about 14-16 minutes. I wanted to take a beautiful picture of them, but Ian's brother, Logan, came over and wiped us out. So this is how good they are...they are all gone within 24 hours!


  1. OK - I am sooo making these!! TFS!! Wonder how long they will last in my house before they are GONE???

  2. I have to say I ran across your blog awhile back dont even remember how I did, but I LOVE coming back to see what you have wrote, you always have the best post. Im so glad you are back =) Thanks again for the great posts!


  3. If you love America's Test Kitchen, try Cook's Country. They now have a show on PBS. They've had a magazine for years, fabulous cookbooks, and a great website. It's my favorite, and 99.9% of the recipes I try out of it (which are many and most) are perfect.

  4. welcome back!! I'm actually on a little break myself....but I'm catching up tonight!!

    I'm totally with you on the way too many blogs thing! I'm on google reader too and love it!!

    I think i'm going to make these cookies tomorrow!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Ok, so I have been dying to do the reader thing for like a year but could never figure it out. Can you or your hubby help me out?! I hate having my friends on my sidebar because I know their lives are personal and now anyone can see their blogs...and then I have to go through the ones that I don't have on the sidebar. It is just way too time consuming. If you have a sec, email me. Thanks!

  6. Lol! There's nothing wrong with hotmail!

    207?!?!?! I follow 8!

  7. Okay so while i AM going to make these cookies because i love choc chip cookies i noticed that i am still not back on under friends blog list, ouch, that was obvious :)

  8. Please don't blog about food. It just makes me hungry. Now, I have to go make these...

  9. P.S. add me on gmail
    so we can chit chat.

    P.S.S. or P.P.S. (I can't remember which one)

    Is gmail in Twilight?

  10. i think i've got you beat...but i quit keeping up with all of them all the time.

    me and k will have to try these out soon! thanks for sharing!

  11. always crack me up. I discovered reader awhile ago. Why didn't I invent it! Of course, I can't seem to get my unread posts below 200 for any length of time! That cookie recipe sounds great. I'm not much of a baker but I may have to try it out

  12. If only i could get the recipe to the Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookies, those are the very best i have ever had. EVER! lol

  13. I LOOOOVE Google Reader! I've missed your blog showing up on mine. I'm glad you're back.

    I also missed you at the Retreat. I have sat by you every year! I missed that. Plus, I missed your cooking. :)

  14. we all love our Amy or what? Heyyyyyy.....I love your recipe ideas. We are doing our ward cookbook and are just about done, but would you mind if I added some of yours to the cookbook? Your blog is soooo fun to look at. I need to get on here more often. I come and I just feel the creativity flowing. You have had soooo many blog viewers. Love you tons and tons!!! You are such a sweetheart.